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Rev. Herman Culpepper

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/24/2015 1:05:00 PM

Funeral service for Rev. Herman Culpepper of Alexander City, Alabama will be Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at New Elam #1 Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at New Elam #1 Baptist Church Cemetery. Wright’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Mrs. Gwendolyn D. Stowes

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/23/2015 2:28:00 PM

Funeral service for of Alexander City, Alabama will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Memorial Gardens. Wright’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Water Festival’s Lakeside classes provide kids exciting environmental education

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/22/2015 7:15:00 AM

“It’s great to have the event in this format on the shores of Lake Martin,” Wood said. “The kids are experiencing nature and learning at the same time. It’s fun, and I think children tend to absorb more when the material is presented in a fun manner

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Aliant Bank gets a new name

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/22/2015 7:15:00 AM

The address had been 200 Aliant Parkway, but now the mailing address will be USAmeriBank-Alexander City , 4643 Highway 280, Alexander City, Alabama 35010. The correspondence with customers also included a fee structure for some services. Officials said

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Lake Martin home renovations snag awards

Montgomery Advertiser

Date: 4/21/2015 10:40:00 AM

Eye-catching renovations of two Lake Martin homes have landed statewide awards for the two companies who handled the projects. Montgomery-area based WSC Distinctive Builders Inc. and Chad Stearns Builder LLC both won major honors at the Alabama Remodeling

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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